Saudi-based Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) has joined hands with French energy group Engie for a major project at King Khalid International Airport in capital Riyadh aimed at helping provide the best solutions to reduce energy demand and costs and ensure reliable supply through clean and renewable energy sources.
The project covers all passenger terminals including the private aviation terminals, the Airport’s industrial zone, support facilities, water transfer and treatment plants, substations, airfield and district cooling plants, said RAC, which manages and operates the King Khalid International Airport (KKIA).
The Energy Efficiency project at KKIA will help identify and develop cost-effective and smart energy conservation measures with the optimal mix of clean energy sources.
"Making our infrastructure more energy efficient is a significant milestone and a testament to the determination of our vision to transform KKIA into a world-class operation. RAC is partnering with a global low-carbon energy provider to achieve our vision and contribute positively to the environment and keep it safe for future generations," remarked its CEO Engineer Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Maghlouth.
"The energy efficiency audit includes improving energy efficiency on the supply and demand side, optimizing the distribution network, implementing cost efficiency measures through internal tariffs and billing structures, enhancing building energy management systems and pumping stations and water networks," he added.